Module 7: Geothermal for Agriculture

Learning Module Information

  • Estimated Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: Discussion and group activity prompts within the presentation may account for an hour or so of the class.
  • Format: PowerPoint

 Learning Objectives

  • Define geothermal energy and discuss its characteristics as a renewable energy source.
  • Describe the geophysical sources of geothermal energy and compare methods of   extracting/exchanging heat from these sources.
  • Distinguish between geothermal electrical production, buy direct-use and heat pump technologies and explain the basic processes involved with each.
  • Discuss basic components and installation of geothermal heat pump systems.
  • Illustrate potential applications for geothermal energy in agriculture.
  • Identify energy/cost savings available for farms by geothermal systems.
  • Appraise a region’s geothermal potential and identify applicable financial incentives.
  • Design a basic geothermal system with the use of on-line project development tools and evaluate the energy-savings potential of the proposed system.

Topics Covered

  • Geothermal overview
  • Sources of geothermal
  • Geothermal energy production
  • Components of geothermal systems
  • Potential applications of geothermal
  • Cost/Savings using geothermal energy
  • Basic geothermal design
  • Summary

 

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Standards

Common Core State Standards

Common Career and Tech Core Standards

  • AG1.1
  • AG1.2
  • AG1.3
  • AG1.5

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Language

  • CCRA.L.2
  • CCRA.L.4
  • CCRA.L.6

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Reading

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.R.9

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Speaking & Listening

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.2
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5

College & Career Readiness-Anchor Writing

  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.6
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9

LifeKnowledge and Cluster Skills Content Standards

  • CS.04
  • CS.09
  • NRS.01
  • PS.02

English Language Arts Standards-Science and Technical Subjects

  • RST.11-12.1
  • RST.11-12.10
  • RST.11-12.2
  • RST.11-12.9

English Language Arts Standards-Writing

  • WHST.11-12.1.A
  • WHST.11-12.1.B
  • WHST.11-12.1.C
  • WHST.11-12.1.D
  • WHST.11-12.10
  • WHST.11-12.2
  • WHST.11-12.2.A
  • WHST.11-12.2.B
  • WHST.11-12.2.C
  • WHST.11-12.2.E
  • WHST.11-12.4
  • WHST.11-12.9

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